Back in 2018, I travelled to Dublin. This was the first time I’ve been out of the UK and been on a plane. I learnt a few lessons from this trip which at the time I shared on social media.

Having been thinking about it for a couple of weeks, I want to drive deeper into some of the lessons which may help you in life in general because small things do lead to big things.

What do I mean by this?

Taking small consistent steps will often lead to big things. This is because those “small steps” will often build up momentum, and momentum is crucial in creating or doing anything that you consider to be BIG!

Momentum can breed confidence, which in tune helps you to be unstoppable and face your fears. I recently put together an article on How to Develop Unstoppable Confidence which you can see here…

However, getting back to my point that small things build momentum which in time leads to big things.

Of course, there may be a time where big bold action is required but sometimes this can lead to you burning out. I think when you’re doing something for the first time, like me and flying, small actions and building that momentum is where it all starts.

Just starting anything new can be very draughting for a lot of people and is probably why I see it as the hardest thing to do.

Whatever you want to do, starting it is in my option the hardest thing to do.

We may have this voice in our head, talking us out of it, we may worry constantly and creating all these made up stories in our minds. None of which are true. God, if I think back to all of the stories and made up things I told myself over my 23 years of being here, then you would be blown away.

The thing to remember is that none of these stories is true, they’re made up in our minds and we are trying to predict the future. One way I have managed to overcome this is by always bringing myself back to the present moment, focusing on the present moment. As I always say, the present moment – that is our life!

So, what say this got to do with me jumping on a plane to Ireland…

Well, a few things…

I want to do more travelling, and I have been quite open to the fact that right now I am truly focused on my business. But, by going to Ireland, taking this small step, for me, it’s started the process of travelling more. Next on the list is Iceland!

I could have sat on my hands for a long time, and not went to Ireland which wouldn’t have started the process of me travelling more. You may just think, well Luke just go to the other side of the world, it’s not hard.

My reply would have been, no it’s not, however, for me and for a lot of people as I’ve said doing something for the first time can be scary and this is why people don’t do the things they want to do. Just nipping over the water, to Ireland gave me the opportunity to experience flying what it’s like and open my mind further to all of the possibilities.

The important thing here is now not to get complacent. Meaning, I could adopt the attitude of… I’ve been on a plane, I’ve got time, I’ll go to Iceland soon…

You and I both know, soon, for most, never comes!

Instead, my mindset is…

I’ve been to Ireland, Iceland is next. I would love to experience the Northern Lights and the Blue Lagoon, let’s save up the money and make it a priority to go within the next 6 months.

If I adopt the first mindset, then was there really any point in going to Ireland…?

The whole point was to get the experience for the first time… aka… a small step!

Iceland the next small step…

Paris… the next small step after that…

And, so on…

By the time you know it, someone who has always been a little shy, timid and makes up stories in their minds had travelled around the world. By making small consistent steps.

I also think, that if like me, in the past you have been guilty of making up stories in your head, taking small steps is a great way to break those stories and beliefs that you hold. You may not do the big, scary thing, because it’s too BIG. Which is fine, don’t allow that thought to stop you from taking small steps.

Sometimes, when we listen to all these “gurus” say take massive action and attack life, we find it very challenging to do so because of the limiting beliefs we hold about ourselves. So, without overthinking things, we have to start the process of overcoming these limiting beliefs, that may have been with us for years. And, by taking small steps, we can and will break these beliefs and live our best lives.

Coming back around full circle…. how do the lessons from my Dublin trip help you in your life??

As explained starting is the hardest thing – in my opinion. Yet, the most important. Without starting, you’ll never know.

Do you really want to lead a life full of regrets?

I guess not, so whatever your goals and dreams are, just start the process of accomplishing them… TODAY!!!

Think of every person you know that has gone on to do amazing things in their lives. What have they been able to do?Well, they have been able to gather the courage to start and then continuing with the process building on their small wins and will, in time, lead up to big things that you might be seeing today.

The small wins in your life build momentum, no questions asked!!

I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of it, at some point in our lives…

Yes, I’m talking about making up stories in our minds.

If we listened to all of these stories, we wouldn’t amount to much!

The key is to be able to bring yourself back to the present moment, focus on the now because the present moment is your life.

Another thing to bear in mind is to focus on the things you can control, and anything that you can’t don’t even think about it. Harder said than done, yes, however, this lifelong rule is so important. What you focus on you will become, focusing on your worries and negatively well, it’s likely you become a negative worry-wart… sorry but that’s the reality.

Focus on what you can control, and when you find your mind wandering and making up stories bring yourself back to the present moment.

If you want to see the post I wrote while there, head over to my Facebook where you can read more about my experience in Dublin. I’ve covered most of it here, apart from doing one thing every day to move you forward.

Which, in itself, you could say is related to the small things!

I would recommend checking it out though, because you may learn something else new.

Also, feel free to connect with me on social media. You’ll find me on all the main platforms under the username @RealLukeBurrows.

I would just like to remind you that, you hold the power to do amazing things and change the world in your own unique way, don’t allow your talents and potential to go to waste, just start, take consistent action and make it happen.

I believe in you, now go and believe in yourself.


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